Death of Jerry Leiber

April 25, 1933 - August 22, 2011
Santa Monica, California | Age 78

'Jailhouse Rock' songwriter dead at 78
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JACOB ADELMAN, The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jerry Leiber, who with longtime partner Mike Stoller wrote "Hound Dog," ''Jailhouse Rock," ''Yakety Yak" and other hit songs that came to define early rock 'n' roll, died Monday. He was 78.

He was surrounded by family when he died unexpectedly of cardiopulmonary failure at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said his longtime publicist, Bobbi Marcus.

With Leiber as lyricist and Stoller as composer, the team channeled their blues...

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